Kevin Gausman has an unpleasant 6.19 PERIOD this season, and also the Cincinnati Reds have played a part in blowing up that. Gausman simply started against the Reds on August 2nd, yielding 5 ER in 4.2 IP, continuing a run of poor type that has actually spanned an IL stint, and also in 6 beginnings dating back to May 29th he’s the proprietor of an undesirable 10.04 PERIOD.
However, he’s ended up being the greatest name moved this August in the inaugural period with an only July 31st trade target date. As ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan broke previously today, Gausmanwas claimed by the Reds, meaning they’ll simply be taking him and the virtually $3 million left on his 2019 salary and calling it a day.
It’s certainly an odd relocation provided both his battles as well as the group’s excellent beginning pitching depth. however perhaps it’s simply a case of getting short on an one-time solid property. Though each of his last 111 appearances have actually come as a starting bottle, he does at the very least have some experience as a reducer, and while his PERIOD has been hideous this period, his peripherals – particularly his 4.20 FIP – recommend possibly he’s been a bit unlucky.
Factor in that he’s under team control for the 2020 period, and also the Reds just picked up a prospective bounce-back prospect that needs some job, yet one that could pay dividends later on. And also if he does, his group control for next year means the Reds can then use one of their other pitchers as profession lure to fix the offense, if so likely.
Gausman, 28, is also a former 1st round choice of the Baltimore Orioles out of LSU, where he lent a hand the SEC versus present Reds pitching master Derek Johnson’s Vanderbilt Commodores, as well as I would certainly be surprised if DJ isn’t at least partly behind this action.
There will require to be a roster move to account for his enhancement, certainly, which we’ll find out once he reports to the club.